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Publication numberUS2394782 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 12, 1946
Filing dateOct 8, 1943
Priority dateOct 8, 1943
Publication numberUS 2394782 A, US 2394782A, US-A-2394782, US2394782 A, US2394782A
InventorsKalske John E
Original AssigneeKalske John E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Convertible and adjustable article carrier
US 2394782 A
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Feb. 12,- 1946. E, KA K 2,394,782

CONVERTIBLE AND ADJUSTABLE ARTICLE CARRIER Filed Oct. 8, 1943 Patented Feb. 12, 1946 aattmim ADJijSTXBiLE. Anette ohn Kmske, wean-mete, n. o; iifipiieaitibii ott'tberr 8, 1943;, SeriaLNo. 505,529,

I 10 (balms;

111i ht ipri rem-ti e article I carriers; and;

more: n rt cularl tor belt: or strum c rr ers. fer ox rs; ooli.che ts,,-nuris.es-, knaps ic s 0,1: he: like,

whic ;v are. conveniently, conyertilqle from an shouldersling suspen ion to handeripsmf fi rermsizes;for'sucha'tticles.\

t; ri he; ob t 01:. t e; p esen inve tiqn to provide a. belt. or strap: support; f rrticles of; diverse nature which is capable of quick and convenient adiustmentzv'tq attai d fierentm des f:- unpQr.t- ,of; the. article; by thesame, belt while utilizing the; complete length of thebelt in- ,orde1i to: render the arrangement of'pl es ppear- It; is a, further; object; or the intent o 0.1mm

vide, a shoulder sling; suspension fon airtioles s uch as tool chests,,.boxcs and the like whj h may be upportedfrom ther hm der andawh h may be readily convertediinto a conventional Sllppglflk 2- 1st; perspective v ew: 0E. th upperzeb trie i, of thetool chestshowingthe; position; ofathe pttr tsv when.- the articlecarriefi isharremged to form. -a-

shoulder sling by which the tool chest may be mentxof the in vntionshbwi-n ca;121E358 mbodyin a-strap suppbrt inv position torbe used as, a; ghoul der sling; and

Fig. 4 is, alvfront elevation-of a, portion of the purse: shown in Fig. 3 in whichtherstrapxis crossed in four layers to torm a "hand liold; therefrom, and; illxistratirrg; the: capability of the loop; of; the; strap m1 essume intermediate posit-ions between :those shown 3 and 4- 82s? the strap isarranged: intwo or threeilayersw 1 In: I a chest A is illustrated having? the airtime (Earner i'n'i accordance with the" present. inventionapplied thei eto" ad jacentpto tlie up er W93 i Bliner-e015.- tool chest-n may: be ofithe construction illustratedin Fig; or may assume the; Specific construction shown in: my'appl-i'cation Sei lal Nm 473,646, filed- January 26; 1943, Patent Nog, '332;918","ctober 26,.11'943'.-1 I U thetra'nsport of such tool" chests-,oitisedesjre able theft at times the saifiie' be carried: by a; hair-r (c1; 224-;46t ,v I

ie wh ch. m t e wi e-i0 W 1 3 h lf n e-met g a e nd ehalo fe l ramme heother; bend, t other timQS-Vit, is;

desirab ithe, the tool che stj be -supporte dby a 5 sl ir lgpaslsji ngoire the carr iersisihuideig. Iti th n aiII if the re s entiinvention to proi/idea belt or tra m llnn rt whic iseas 1y ih fib irm one type of suopqrt. to, the other atiiqsnbtdntialdn,

regse in cost oilthe h 1e onstruct q As shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the strap 6 is d d ed to: b fixedly attached to, o e: end I, r, the chest by rimts st ii giim g f e li e;. Q str m x-b ed wi th n ma be' iiad r any; matergial siich a s leatheif or fabric. A fasten;

.n ("3f n like t l' k weed ID- whi e-adpt di by the. free; em of the s ra egg to 4 f., Siic'h, biiclz'lgifaeten; pridr, ar and o h r il li'sed wiimnpenmt an alternate rtn duel es. w;e11 as a rastenmg is rare, .mme we embodyin sl din 7 16h enga e the h ltaptne tiriie of fasten- .Aaditio 2 1, listening inea lsv 3.. q lip i ldi r a.

Pjaiif oil nksl. arid-3. ar aIS'QPiRQYidG fiQJQQQ t t6 thetfixd .do'fjt'hi b lt, I, whi nma be me between alpairn rows of stitching on elt n. t: hi a u hrl h id 5 m n e 6h t t a l. p m. as i qo ed. th h. r e r botfijiriigs ,4a1 new of; the'biickle 4 and t en looped balcli throughthe; "des' 5 layer 65- i htil K the tree and or belt is rastenedbetw zi the ririggs 31a and; 3b,; other ts pe of buckle may b eflti's'd' iiilieii off cls'p 3L; 'Ifhebelt is; of such mtg-tn that thforfntifior the we Plies an and 5b leaif' 2i. s'ilfli ci fitlfigtl i at the f-id- Be: foi errgegemefit wiairthe blame or cl-tsbwhile forir'r'i in 5*stlfil'infi bl'ilg'' '67!) between :tl'l gui'defi Sto' provide a; conventional hand-hold isimil'anto a conventional handle at the center-' of the tool The-article carrier in accordance with theiine vention asvappliedto: thBAtOOI-i chest shown in Figs; 1 :and; 2 my beats well airpli'edwto'. articles; of all ityfi'es; including bags', purses, chests; vand the lilmaiidm wider range ofzzad iustmengofthe size'cf the new loplimflyibe eb eieecrtbm hem: vision-nix buck-16s .;G,0D,Sfifid by three Zor- 55 rings instead of merely two. Such an arrangeloops of the assembly.

ment is shown applied to a money purse or ladies handbag P in Fig; 3 wherein one end of the belt II is fixedly attached to the purse at the end I Ia by one or more suitable rivets or other fastening means, while the opposite end of the belt I Ie may be guided through one or more of the clasp rings 8a, 8b and 80 forming part of a buckle device 8 attached to the opposite end of the article, while a similar three-ring buckle I, constituted by rings Ia, lb and 'Ic, is provided adjacent the point of attachment of the belt to the article. Thus, in Fig. 3 the belt II is shown arranged to be worn as a shoulder sling of maximum length by the engagement of the free end of the belt He by at least two of the rings, suchas 8b and 80, or

by 8a and 8b, or by 8a and 81) together cooperating with ring 80.

The other extreme of arranging the belt to provide a hand-hold rather than a shoulder. slin support is shown in Fig. 4, wherein the belt is arranged in four plies and the first ply He shows the belt looped through the ring 80, followed by the return of the ply IIb and the looping thereof through the ring 1c of clasp I followed bythe course of the third layer Me which is looped through one or both of the remaining rings 8 and 8b of the clasp 8 followed by the formation of the fourth layer IId which terminates in the engagement of the free end I Iebetween the rings Ia and 1b.

Loops of intermediate extent may be formedby arranging the belt in two or. three plies in addition to one and four plies alternatively with of the rings of the clasp I for engagement of the free end He between the rings 8a and 8b of the clasp C to obtain three plies of the belt.

Alternatively twov plies of the belt may be attainedinra manner similar to that shown in Fig. 1 by,looping the belt through one or more of the links of the clasp 8 and engaging the free end of the belt through two or more of the rings of clasp. I, such as ringsJa and 1b, Ib and'1c,

or Ia and 1b together'cooperating with ring 10.

Of course, additional plies and ranges of variation may beattained by the provision of more rings in the respective clasps or buckles at the The rings may.

in Fig. 3, or' may be formed of other contours being curved in part and straight in other parts.

' The belts or strap-s may be in the form shown in the drawing, or may be cylindrical or of any jother desired cross-section and these may be formed of any fiexible'materials known in the art, such as textile fabrics, leather or plastics. If desired, when the belt is of textile material,

the end thereof may be rigidified bydip-ping in a V hardenablemedium such as varnish or hot lead which is subsequently hardened in order to f acilitate'the guiding thereof through the several While I have described my invention as embodied in a specific form and as operating in a specific manner for purposes of illustration, it should be, understood that I do not limit 'my invention thereto, since various modifications 1will suggest themselves to those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of my invention, the scope of which is set forth 111t finnexed claims. i i i i v Iclalm:

1'. A receptacle carrier comprising a belt having one end thereof attached to the receptacle, a combined guide and fastening means for the opposite end of the belt attached to the receptacle at a point spaced from the belt attachment, and additional fastening means for the free end of the belt in proximity to the fixed end of the belt attachment whereby the free end of the belt may be selectively engaged by said first-mentioned fastening means to form a large loop by the belt or may be guided through said first-mentioned means for engagement with said additional fastening means to form a smaller loop by the toand-fro course of said belt;

2. A receptacle carrier comprising a belt having oneend thereof attached to the receptacle, a combined guide and fastening buckle for the opposite end of the belt attached to the receptacle at a point spaced from the belt attachment, and additional fastening means comprising a second buckle for the free end of the belt in proximitying one end thereof attached to the receptacle, 7

fastening means for the opposite end of the belt comprising a plurality of ring-like frames attached to the receptacle at a point spaced from the belt attachment, and additional fastenin means comprising a plurality of ring-likeframes for the free end'of the belt in proximity to the fixed end ofthe belt attachment wherebythe' free end of the belt may be selectively looped: through some'of said ring-like frames and engaged by the;

others to interchangeably utilize the belt as a shoulder sling ones a hand-hold for the receptacle.

4. A receptacle carrier comprising a a plurality of clasp rings adapted to operate as. a fastening means for the opposite end of the belt attached to the receptacle at a point spaced fromthe belt attachment, and an additional 'set of clasp rings for the free end 'of the belt in proximity to the fixed end of the belt attachment. whereby the free end of the belt may be selec: tively engaged by said first-mentioned clasp rings to form a large loop by the belt or maybe passed through said first-mentioned clasp rings forzengagement with said additional set of clasp'rings to form'a tighter loop by the to-and-fro course of said belt.

5. A carrier for a tool chest comprising a strap having one end thereof attached to the article; at one wall thereof, combined guide and fasten ing means attached to the article at a point;

mentioned fastening means for engagement withsaid additional fastening means to form a tight:

loop by the to-and-fro course of said strap and to form a convenient hand-hold by said strap. i

a belt hav ing one end thereof attached to the receptacle,-

6. An article carrier comprising a strap havin one end thereof attached to the article at one wall thereof, loop fastening means attached to the article at a point spaced remotely from the strap attachment and adjacent to said one wall of the article, additional fastening means for the free end of the strap in proximity to the fixed end of the strap attachment whereby the free end of the strap may be selectively engaged by said first-mentioned fastening means to form a large loop of the strap, and a pair of spaced guides in said wall of the article adapted to have the strap passed therethrough, through the loop of said first-mentioned means and then back through said guides to bring the free end of said strap into engagement with said additional fastening means to form a tight loop by the to-andfro course of said strap and to form a convenient hand-hold of said strap between said guides.

'7. An article carrier comprising a belt having one end thereof attached to the article, three clasp rings attached to the article at a point spaced from the belt attachment and a guide ring in proximity to the fixed end of the belt attachment whereby the free end of the belt may be seelectively guided through one of said first-mentioned rings and engaged by the other two following the looping of the belt through said guide ring to form a hand-hold by the triple course of the belt or may be engaged by a pair of said firstmentioned rings to form a large loop acting as a shoulder support.

8. An article carrier comprising a belt having one end thereof attached to the article, three clasp rings attached to the article at a point spaced from the belt attachment and an additional set of a plurality of clasp rings in proximity to the fixed end of the belt attachment whereby the free end of the belt may be selectively engaged by a pair of said first-mentioned clasp rings to form a large loop by the belt, or may be passed through at least one of said first-mentioned clasp rings for engagement with a pair of clasp rings of said additional set to form a smaller loop by the to-and-fro course of said belt, or many be selectively guided through one of said first-mentioned rings and engaged by the other two following the looping of the belt through at least one of said additional set of clasp rings to form a still smaller loop by the triple course of said belt.

9. An article carrier comprising abelt having one end thereof attached to the article, three clasp rings attached to the article at a point spaced from the belt attachment and an additional set of three clasp rings in proximity to the fixed end of the belt attachment whereby the free end of the belt may be selectively engaged by a pair of said first-mentioned clasp rings to form a large loop by the belt, or may be passed through at least one of said first-mentioned clasp rings for engagement with a pair of clasp rings of said additional set to form a smaller loop by the to-and-fro course of said belt, or may be selectively guided through one of said first-mentioned rings and. engaged by the other two following the looping of the belt through at least one of said additional set of clasp rings to form a still smaller loop by the triple course of said belt, or may be successively passed through at least one of said first-mentioned rings followed by the passage through one of said additional set and then at least through another one of said first-mentioned rings followed by the engagement of the free end of the belt by a pair'of the clasp rings of said additional set to form a still smaller loop by the quadrupled course of said belt.

10. An article carrier comprising a belt having one end thereof attached to the article, a set of a plurality of clasp rings attached to the article at a point spaced from the belt attachment and an additional set of three clasp rings in proximity to the fixed end of the belt attachment whereby the free end of the belt may be selectively passed through at least one of said first-mentioned clasp rings for engagement with a pair of clasp rings of said additional set to form a small loop by the to-and-fro course of said belt, or may be successively passed through at least one of said first-mentioned rings followed by the passage through one of said additional set and then at least through another one of said firstmentioned rings followed by the engagement of the free end of the belt by a'pair of the clasp rings of said additional set to form a still smaller loop by the quadrupled course of said belt.

JOHN E. KALSKE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification294/141, 224/578, 224/601, 224/619, 224/614, 224/610, 16/410, 150/108
International ClassificationA45C13/00, A45C13/26, A45F3/02, A45C3/00, A45F3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45C13/26, A45F3/02, A45C3/00
European ClassificationA45C13/26, A45C3/00, A45F3/02